Experimental Determination of the Elastic Behavior of Orthotropic Plates

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Stephen W. Tsai

Aeronautical Research Laboratories, Newport Beach, Calif.

J. Eng. Ind 87(3), 315-317 (Aug 01, 1965) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3670829 History: Received May 11, 1964; Online December 08, 2011


A simple experimental method is proposed for the determination of the elastic constants of orthotropic plates. This method employs the self-stabilizing feature of the pure twisting tests, from which relations among the independent elastic constants can be derived. Using filament-wound materials as test specimens, good experimental confirmation of the proposed method is found.

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